Weekend Nuggets: August ’93 Encore


Carrying Friday’s focus into the weekend, here are two more complete shows from August ’93. Once I get the archive caught up (hopefully next week,) most of August, and much of July will be available for download in one place. Until then, enjoy a couple more from this phenomenal era.


8.16.93 American Theatre, St.Louis, MO < Torrent

8.16.93 American Theatre, St.Louis, MO < Megaupload

American Theatre - St. Louis, MO

I: Axilla, Possum, Horn, Reba, Sparkle, Foam, I Didn’t Know, Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil

II: Mike’s Song > Faht > Weekapaug Groove, Mound, It’s Ice, My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart, Big Ball Jam, Take the ‘A’ Train, Good Times Bad Times

E: Amazing Grace, Rocky Top

Source: Nakamichi 300 Omnis


8.17.93 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS < Torrent

8.17.93 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS < Megaupload

Memorial Hall - Kansas City, KS

I: Wilson, Llama, Guelah Papyrus, The Divided Sky, Weigh > Maze, Fluffhead, Fast Enough for You, Daniel Saw the Stone

II: 2001 > David Bowie, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Rift, Suzy Greenberg, You Enjoy Myself > Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, My Sweet One, Cavern

E: Memories, Fire

Source: Unknown


Jam of the Weekend:

YEM > Halley’s > Slave” 8.6.93 II

This classic segment of the Cincinnati Zoo’s second set featured a “Cocaine” jam in “YEM,” and the first “Slave” since October ’91.




“Glide” – 7.21.93, Middletown, NY (H.O.R.D.E.)

“Fast Enough For You” – 8.8.93, Cleveland, OH

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483 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: August ’93 Encore”

  1. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I would be interested to see what would happen if they dropped some of the “classics” for a bit and stretched out some of the new tunes instead.

    I’m down for it

  2. flarrdogg Says:

    Palmer- Happy Birthday, my good man.

    Matso- Great post back there on page 1. It is exciting. My first shows since Coventry weren’t until Gorge, so I had to listen to much hype and enthusiasm before I was actually back in the mix….and it was better than I could have imagined.

    ’93 Phish- I am behind the curve with my knowledge of pre ’94 Phish (year of my first show) and have just recently begun to explore more thoroughly. Foolishly, I thought these were just their ‘formative’ years and usually listened with those ears. In so doing, I’ve been missing out on a ton of great Phish. Obviously I’d listened to the LP releases and enjoy the Roxy shows and the outa-this-world Tinley Park and Murat shows, but not much exposure aside from those. Never really sought it out. Nice to truly discover this year for the first time due to the love it is shown by Miner and others here. Thanks!

  3. Robear Says:

    all this ’93 revisiting, courtesy of Miner.

    What I’ve noticed? The playing is sublime.

    The vocals have come A LONG WAY!

    Listen to them mumble and stumble through ‘Halley’s’. Trey’s verse of ‘Cocaine’ in YEM will not win much praise from slowhand.

    They care about their craft, and really worked on harmonizing and solo singing over the years.

  4. Robear Says:

    First show after Coventry, Red Rocks.

    Went to the booth after set I and exclaimed,

    ‘They’ve got the tension and release back.’

    It was on like Donkey Kong.

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    Happy bday Palmer. See you this Summer. Enjoy

  6. flarrdogg Says:

    Robear- Vocals are so much better these days- definitely have focused their attention on this area.

    Have you ever been to Bend, OR before? I’m down here for the week (first time) and it is such an amazing place- tons to do. I love the Pac NW. There is so much cool stuff to see and experience.

  7. JahVolunteer Says:


    Page has never had a Wurlitzer. It is the Fender Rhodes that I think you are talking about.
    Baby-Grand, Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Moog (model changed over the years) Yamaha CS-80? Theremin (1996) .

    These are the keys…

  8. KWL Says:

    Miner’s picks 93 is the shit.

    that is all.

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    Bend is pretty great. It’s a bust right now economically, which hopefully will clear out some of the Aspen style California-driven price inflation which has plagued the place recently. I’ve considered moving to Bend several times in the past – off the table now, but…

  10. verno329 Says:

    I defy you to find a bad show from August of ’93. Every single one is memorable in one way or another.

  11. verno329 Says:

    Sitting outside enjoying this beautiful afternoon with a Hobgoblin and Miner’s Laid Back Funk ’98 mix. Gonna see some live music tonight. Gonna be a great day.

  12. joe Says:

    verno’s post got me thinking. What was the WORST phish show you ever saw?- Coventry excluded. probably a tough question for the almost always positive black shack. Can I cop out and say the Great Woods shows immediately before Coventry? – although there still were a few highlights in the mess and I still had a blast.

  13. Robear Says:

    All right kids

    Huggiebear is back, and inspired.

    First Annual Blackboard Disc Golf Invitational

    Location: Telluride Mountain Village Disc Golf Course
    Day: August 9th, 10th
    Time: High, I mean really high noon.
    Purpose: Strengthen relations and raise funds for this site
    Format: PDGA scoring, two person teams
    Entry / Purse: $10 entry per person / winner splits proceeds with site

    what say you?

  14. joe Says:

    topics I’d like to see Miner cover (if he has not already): My First Show. My Worst Show.

  15. Robear Says:

    Flarr, I love Bend. Went through in ’94, before the place really blew up.

    Went skiing two years ago. What C said, regarding build up.

    It’s on a short list of areas I could see living.

    Joe, cool question. I could name a couple. In reality, it may have had as much to do with the particular crowds, or my head space at the time.

  16. joe Says:

    my meaning his.

  17. Phamily Berzerker Says:


    I still need a ride fromGreek to Telluride. That aside I am in.
    I’ll be borrowing your discs to chuck.

    Feliz Cumpleaños, Señor Palmer!

    Checking out the Cubbies spring training today with the family.

  18. joe Says:

    Despite my stoner years, I suck at frisbee and hacky-sack.

  19. Mr. Completely Says:


    First of all I gotta post this and run for a bit but I wanna get the ball rolling. I’ll check in midafternoon pacific time.

    Everything is flexible. Make your suggestions for new items, or if you don’t like any of these (or ones other people suggest) please say so (politely). By all means suggest changes or edits in tone or phrasing. Basically just put in your two cents.

    I was thinking about designing it as if it were a discussion thread on the board, with people’s handles and such – but that would be privileging certain posters above others, by putting them on the shirt, since there can’t be room for all the regulars. I think it goes against the spirit of the place, even though it’s a pretty sweet design concept.

    Similarly, I think the items should avoid naming regulars. I included one exception in this list, basically as a topic of discussion. What do you think about that?

    Some of these are in numbered countdown order. Should they be done that way, or without numbering? If so, the top 2 should be something like they are now. Again, phrasing etc. totally open to suggestions and ideas.

    If we can keep it to 10, great, but I doubt it. If not, let’s keep it to 15 or less, to avoid tiny typography people won’t be able to read. I think 15 is a pretty hard limit.

    Here’s what I have. The first one is very open for debate, how exactly it should be done.

    ============== start of items =======

    there needs to be something about Custies and Wooks, but what?

    – Custies are people too
    – Don’t get w00ked out [these two as separate items]
    Neither a w00k nor a custy be
    That whole “custy/wook” thing is played out


    – posterkid is mike [see what I mean? we could come up with several of these, but…]

    here’s the main list I have to start with:

    11) Never leave a man behind. Stick with your spun-out buddy.

    10)This doesn’t sound like Dave Matthews Band!

    9) Having been to more or earlier shows doesn’t make you a better fan.

    8) Shut the fuck up during the music. If you can’t handle your molly, don’t eat it.

    7) I hate to tell you, but the whole “crowd participation” thing during Hood, Wilson etc. is [played out/getting old].

    6) Don’t step on the spunions. OR Spunions are people too (if not used in the custy/wook thing)

    5) No laser pointers or glow sticks, period. Glow rings are debatable.

    4) Gary Neemsbane is hard to get rid of once you start hanging out with him.

    3) If you throw stuff at the band you are a fucking moron.

    2) It’s all about the music.

    1) Have fun and share the love!


  20. Robear Says:

    phamily b, I’ll pack some extra discs. Flying into Montrose on the 8th. I’m going to try to hit that course, too.

    will look for discs in colorado, too. usually a place near the courses.

  21. Robear Says:

    lol at C’s list.

    -Tarps may or may not be cool.

    -LRG gives you wings, like tampons (jk)

  22. verno329 Says:

    I don’t know if it could be considered a ‘worst’ show but I can tell you I remember almost nothing about the 11/18/98 show in Greenville, SC. All I remember is the Back at the Chicken Shack opener and that they played a Lizards. That’s it. I might need to dog out my copy and see if my memory is accurate.

    Now if we’re talking other than Phish I could probably come up with a few

  23. joe Says:

    If someone is talking too much, you usually can smoke them quiet (paraphrasing some good words of wisdom there – Robear maybe?)

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    there should be an item about kicking down to Waterwheel when you can. Robear, you wanna write that one?

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    -enjoy it during the show, analyze the hell out of it afterwards

    -if someone is talking too much, kill them w/ kindness and puff ’em down til they can’t talk at all.

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